OT: MAC Schedule Released

OT: MAC Schedule Released

Submitted by Maize_in_Spartyland on March 29th, 2012 at 3:10 PM


MAC football schedule was released today. For those who didn’t know, the MAC was supposed to be a 14 team league with Massachusetts joining the East Division and Bowling Green moving to the West Division. With Temple’s decision to move to the Big East, Bowling Green moves back to the East Division – back 7 teams in the East and 6 in the West.


The MAC schedule can be found here.


The Big East football schedule was released Tuesday. The schedule for all Big East teams can be found here. Temple may elect to play an 11 game schedule, or they may add a game (likely an FCS opponent) to get to 12.


That should complete all the schedule releases for FBS teams in 2012.

The formation that "WILL" undo the 2012 D

The formation that "WILL" undo the 2012 D

Submitted by dragonchild on March 29th, 2012 at 2:39 PM

"Will":  A One-Down Play (w/ apologies to "Airplane!")

by Dragonchild



ANNOUNCER:  Welcome to the game, folks.  The Michigan defense starts their work at the 22.  Looks like the offense is in an unusual formation, trips plus tight end all on one side of the field.  Split end goes into motion. . . to the strong side!  Five guys on one side?  I don't know if they're trying to confuse Mattison, but they're sure confusing me!


JORDAN KOVACS:  Coverage Blue-18. . . Wait, it's not trips, guys!  It's quints!


KENNY DEMENS:  Denny, Will covers the slot, not the wideout!


DESMOND MORGAN:  I'm on him!  Coverage, Black-32!


JORDAN KOVACS:  They can't all be on the line.  They're forming a second row!


JAKE RYAN:  Split your zone with Denny, Kenny!



JAKE RYAN:  Jordan, JT will cover the flanker, but can he stay with him?




An apology to the board

An apology to the board

Submitted by RollDamnTide on March 29th, 2012 at 10:37 AM

I would like to make a sincere apology to the MGoBlog community. When I started my "A Few Interesting Recruiting Notes", my aim was just to update you guys on the comings and goings of recruits around the country. I'd also post what my friends were hearing about the Michigan recruits, because I thought you'd like to hear it. I had no idea, however, that it would turn into something as far reraching as it has become. These threads are being referenced on 247/Scout/ and even on the Bama and SEC boards. While I stand by EVERYTHING I've written, I'm bound to be wrong about something, because my friends can be wrong. I'm not very thick skinned truth be told, and I really don't want the backlash that will result from it. 

I do this for fun, and I want it to continue being fun for me. With that being said, I'm no longer going to be doing these recruiting updates. I love this board, and I enjoy being a member of the community, so I will remain and be happy to share my thoughts on all things Alabama. 



OT: NFL approves booth review of all turnovers

OT: NFL approves booth review of all turnovers

Submitted by Moleskyn on March 29th, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Title pretty much says it all. Here's the link to the ESPN article.

All turnovers will be reviewed from the booth with no coaches' challenges needed and overtime periods in the regular season will use the same scoring rules as the postseason after NFL owners voted to approve those proposals Wednesday. The replay official already reviews all scoring plays.

(Emphasis mine)

What do you think about this? Personally, I think it's dumb, considering all the extra challenges coaches have been given in recent years (they can use as many as 3 per game now, right?). I guess this just means that there will be almost no missed calls from now on; but how many times are we going to have to sit through a challenge delay every game? Also, what is left for coaches to challenge? I can only think of the spot of the ball and catches (whether or not the ball hit the ground, whether or not the ball was caught in-bounds), but other than that, I'd be willing to bet that at least 80% of coaches challenges were for either scoring plays or turnovers.

What do you think about it?

Scouting Report: Henry Poggi

Scouting Report: Henry Poggi

Submitted by Magnus on March 29th, 2012 at 7:01 AM

This week's scouting report is on Baltimore (MD) Gilman defensive tackle/athlete Henry Poggi.  I came away pretty impressed with how much he improved from his sophomore to junior season.  He seems like a kid who is a pretty safe bet to be successful because he's got a good head on his shoulders, a good understanding of the game, and a pretty good set of athletic skills.

Who do you think this quote can be attributed to?

Who do you think this quote can be attributed to?

Submitted by aaamichfan on March 28th, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Q: What's the worst thing about Michigan?

A: "The people. Actually, how disgustingly ugly the women are. It's awful. It's disgraceful. There were more good-looking women at my high school. It was awful."


Comes from an anonymous survey of the exiting football Seniors. There is also some interesting info in there about how many liked Rich Rod. 


(Freep Link)




OT Proposed new name for school in Alabama: Nick Saban High

OT Proposed new name for school in Alabama: Nick Saban High

Submitted by TexanGOBLUE on March 28th, 2012 at 1:13 PM

I just read a great article about people trying to name a new high school in Montgomery, AL 'Nick Saban High'. Unfortunately for Tide fans, the name was not accepted but it was a valient effot by those who participated. Kudos for trying!